Vol State at Livingston admits first cohort of nursing students to RN degree program

Vol State at Livingston admits first class of nursing students to the new two-year RN degree program. Left to right, front row: Heather Martin, Sparta; Deidre Miller, Gainesboro; Gracie White, Chestnut Mound; and Taylor Ledbetter, Livingston. Left to right, back row: Mary Williams, Smithville; Kristin O’Neill, Gainesboro; Tara Medley, Livingston; Melvin Elias, Cookeville; Lindsey Vanhooser, Cookeville; Jennifer J. Patrick, Cookeville; and Nikki Meisenzahl, Rickman. Not pictured is Harley Collins, Cookeville.

LIVINGSTON –Volunteer State Community College’s new Associate of Applied Science degree in nursing is now available. The first cohort of nursing students started the program in May. 

Each year, a limited number of students will be admitted to the program at the Gallatin and Livingston campuses. The nursing program application will be available in the spring, with classes starting in the summer. 

Students interested in the Vol State nursing degree program should enroll in classes now to make sure that all prerequisites are met. All general education, science, and elective courses required for the Associate of Applied Science degree in nursing must be complete or in progress at the time of application and completed before beginning the program. 

Graduates will be eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as a registered nurse. Classes are designed to fit with university programs allowing students to continue their studies for a Bachelor of Science nursing degree.

Vol State students can use the tuition-free TN Promise program for new high school graduates or the TN Reconnect program for adults who don’t already have a college degree. Many other forms of financial aid are available.

To get started now, visit www.volstate.edu/nursing or visit or call the Livingston Campus at (931) 823-7065. 

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